Jessica Karen Szohr is an American actress. Szohr began her screen career appearing on television shows such as CSI: Miami and What About Brian. She gained recognition in 2007 with her breakthrough role as Vanessa Abrams on The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl. Szohr appeared in the 2010 horror film Piranha 3D, the 2011 comedy I Don't Know How She Does It, and the 2013 film The Internship.
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Hey there Reddit it's Jessica and I can not wait to chat in a little bit about my new project Kingdom (a new episode airs tonight:))) and also want to hear who has started Gossip Girl on Netflix. And talk fashion, acting, and what ever else you have in mind! Check me out on instagram (@itsmejessicaszohr) and twitter (@iamjessicaszohr).
Lets do this!!!
See ya'll at 11:30 am PST/2:30 pm EST
Hi Jessica! I literally just finished Gossip Girl today, like a couple hours ago! For what it was, I actually really enjoyed its ability to make the characters feel real and pretty easy to relate to.
I feel like Vanessa is probably one of the most three-dimensional characters on the show, how she's very best-friendy, down to earth, but eventually becomes the villain. How did Vanessa shape you as an actress, and what's your favorite memory from being on set?
I think Gossip Girl in general taught me that you never really know in tv where your character is going to go. And even if you don't agree with some of what your character is doing... to commit and just go for it.
What is your favorite store to shop?
wow... my favorite to shop...I would say target. I can spend hours in there. I will be in the stationary section, then games, then books, shoes, now food:) For just clothes I like intermix, topshop, a tiny little vintage place in dumbo Brooklyn:)
Piranha 3D. Any real piranhas in the making of the movie?
Well no, but we filmed on a lake in Arizona and when we did night shoots I was frightened at what ever could be in that dark eerie lake. They added the piranhas in post production. So we just had marks for our eye line. Seriously scary tho...eeeeeek
What was it like working on the Internship?
It was fantastic other than my first day shooting the top 6 inches of my hair got burned off. So that was crazy, especially because the first scene was me whipping my hair around... But the cast and crew were super fun to work with! And my pole dancing classes were by far the best work out I have ever done.
Can you make your elbows touch behind your back?
My boyfriend liked watching me try that:)
Jessica, thanks for doing an AMA! I loved your character on Gossip Girl - GG has always been my go-to guilty pleasure. Which season was your favorite to film? Also, is Ed Westwick as charming as I imagine after years of watching him be Chuck?
I think the first season was my favorite, just because we all just moved to New York and were getting to know more about who are characters were. And to all be there together experiencing that chapter was insane:) And Ed is very charming.
if u had a character in a down and dirty mortal kombat-style fighting game, what fighting moves would you have?
I don't know.... ahhhh the upper cut, its the only one I know... Is that a good one?
Do you find it awkward to film nude scenes?
Yes no doubt.
Do you have any favourite memories from working on Gossip Girl?
Also, how do you feel about burritos?
I love burritos:))) and I have so many memories from GG that I wouldn't even know where to begin.
How did you become friends with T-Swift? Also, what is your favorite thing about Wisconsin?
I like the Wisconsin accent, the seasons, the cheese, the fact that my family is there, how loyal all the Packer fans are:) And I met the beautiful TS backstage at a Kings Of Leon concert in New Jersey years back.
How you met Jessica Stam and Dianna Agron?
I met Dianna through mutual friends who were my neighbors at the time about 10 years ago. And I met Jessica through Chace on 4 of July about 8 years ago. Both wonderful human beings who have huge hearts and are super fun to be around.
Are you coming back for Kingdom season 3? Any new projects? And What ( I saw your interview about doing a comedy in London is th true)
You will have to watch Kingdom to find out... new episode tonight:) and yes as of now I will be heading to London!
If you were trapped inside a bubble which type & color would it be? 1.Soap Bubble 2.Bubble Gum Bubble 3.Plastic Bubble or 4.Balloon
Bubble Gum for sure, but what flavor?
Do you have any good shrimp taco recipes?
Does Taco Bell even make shrimp tacos:) lol I am not really a shrimp taco girl.. i like carnitas!
Even if you have never seen the first Killer klowns From Outer Space movie, if they asked you to star in the sequel would you do it or pass on it?
Do we actually get to shoot in space? If so .....hell yes
Did you know you were going to turn into the bitch of the upper east side? Or did you think you were going to be the cool relatable one?
I was surprised at some of Vanessas story lines. She had a big heart, and seemed to be proud of being the girl from the other side of the tracks but she was always on the upper east side and the only one who hooked up with the 3 (ues) guys but yet hated that world so much. It is tv so they do write to get reactions but didn't expect that kind of turn out.
What is your favorite video game of all time?
Not sure on the flavor maybe strawberry? What color would your bubble gum bubble be?
I would want it to be blue like a blue raspberry flavor
Do you think "boobs" is a cool nickname? Or nah?
Boobs?? ahhhhh... depends on the personal joke behind it!
Big fan of all your work! Do you still keep in contact with some of the GG crew? I've seen some photos of you and Chase and that warms my heart!
Hello:) And thank you:) I do keep in touch with some of the GG crew. And Chace is one of the most down to earth people I have ever met... so to be that good looking and that funny and that sweet... is golden.
If you had to defeat a man with just one hit,what would you do?
Kick him in the balls!
intense serious q, who wins in a fight between Catwoman and the Joker and how? no weapons allowed
Catwoman, female superheros kickass
What has been your favorite project to work on throughout your career?
I really enjoyed most of my projects! But I would have to say Gossip Girl. It wasn't just the character, it was the whole experience.. the move to New York, learning more about Vanessa and myself, making life long friends. But Kingdom has been an awesome experience as well, a more mature role. And a different world I didn't know to much about, and actors that are unbelievable:)
How many languages can you speak?
two... English and text!